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254 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10001 40.744889 -73.987166
at 28th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-725-2922 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, American Traditional, Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 28th St.; N, R at 28th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Smoking Area


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

23rd St. to 34th St., Third Ave. to Seventh Ave.


This venue is closed.

Dan Kobin was a successful dancer with the Alberta Ballet Company when he decided to hang up his toe shoes for chef's clogs. A few years later, he bought out the restaurant where he was working and renamed it Dano, after his nickname and the traditional closing line of Hawaii 5-0: "Book 'em, Dano." But Seinfeld comes to mind when considering the menu: Elaine Benes would be thrilled by Kobin's selection of big salads, especially the grilled salmon Niçoise and Southwest chicken. The clientele, a business lunch crowd of advertising and creative sorts, can order light options, like the seared tuna encrusted with Sichuan peppers, a dish with a spicy kick that's balanced by the sweetness of eggplant and tomato compote. Personal pizzas are inspired by regional cuisines: the French version conflates shrimp and pesto, while the New York model throws together ground steak and mozzarella. Pastas are a little less risqué: pumpkin ravioli, stuffed with wild mushrooms, and an upscale macaroni 'n cheese with organic smoked ham. For dessert, the house specialty is Banana Dano, or sautéed bananas with Myers Rum in a puff pastry with vanilla ice cream. With its high ceilings, private booths, and elegant plating, Dano makes an affordable version of up-market cuisine. In summer, patrons can sit out on Fifth Avenue and enjoy one of the street's few outdoor dining options.


Dano now offers full service catering.

Recommended Dishes

Sichuan pepper-encrusted tuna, $19; salmon Niçoise salad, $18